October 13 – 16

We have much to be grateful for.  We are thankful for the incredible staff and students at Parkview who continue to learn in new and innovative ways that ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.  We are also thankful for the wonderful Parkview community for your ongoing support during these unprecedented times.  We hope you and your family had a wonderful long weekend and we look forward to welcoming students back to Parkview tomorrow.  We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Safety Reminders
Families play a critical role in supporting health and safety in our school. The most important thing families can do to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, is to screen their children daily for any COVID-19 symptoms and keep them home from school if they are sick. Each day, parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to perform a Self-Assessment before their child(ren) come to school. Please use the following link every day to screen your child.

– Please send masks (at least 3) for your child, so they have back-ups ready.
– Parents/guardians must have a plan in place to pick up your child immediately should they become ill or exhibit COVID 19 symptoms. 

Virtual Meet and Greet 
On‌ ‌Wednesday, October 21 ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌invited‌ ‌to‌ ‌join‌ ‌us‌ ‌for‌ our Virtual Meet and Greet.‌  ‌Due‌ ‌to‌ ‌Health‌ ‌and‌ ‌Safety‌ ‌ priorities,‌ ‌this‌ ‌year’s‌ ‌event‌ ‌is‌ ‌being‌ ‌held‌ ‌virtually‌ ‌(online).‌  ‌Each‌ ‌family‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌invited‌ ‌(via‌ ‌email)‌ ‌ by‌ ‌their‌ ‌child’s‌ ‌teacher(s)‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Meet‌ ‌where‌ ‌they‌ ‌will‌ ‌have‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌meet‌ ‌the‌ ‌teacher,‌ ‌hear‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌upcoming‌ ‌year,‌ ‌take‌ ‌a‌ ‌peek‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌school/‌ ‌classroom,‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌an‌ ‌introduction‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌new‌ ‌Ministry‌ ‌Math‌ ‌Curriculum.‌ Please note that this is for students currently enrolled in face-to-face learning at Parkview P.S. Information for students enrolled in virtual learning will follow directly from their Elementary Virtual School. ‌ ‌

 ‌The‌ ‌schedule‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌evening‌ ‌is‌ ‌as‌ ‌follows:‌ ‌

  • Session 1 (5:30 pm to 5:50 pm)
  • Session 2 (6:00 pm to 6:20 pm)

These are repeat sessions that will allow for families to attend two if they have more than one child at Parkview this year.

You‌ ‌will‌ ‌receive‌ ‌an‌ ‌email‌ ‌from‌ ‌your‌ ‌child’s‌ ‌teacher‌ ‌with‌ ‌information‌ ‌about‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌join‌ ‌the‌ ‌virtual‌ ‌event.‌ ‌A‌ ‌stable‌ ‌internet‌ ‌connection‌ ‌is‌ ‌needed‌ ‌to‌ ‌join.‌ ‌

Once‌ ‌you‌ ‌join‌ ‌the‌ ‌meeting,‌ ‌please‌ ‌follow‌ ‌the‌ ‌meeting‌ ‌guidelines‌ ‌below:‌ ‌

  • Please‌ ‌keep‌ ‌your‌ ‌audio‌ ‌on‌ ‌mute‌ ‌so‌ ‌all‌ ‌participants‌ ‌can‌ ‌hear‌ ‌ ‌
  • Please‌ ‌turn‌ ‌your‌ ‌camera‌ ‌off‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌be‌ ‌aware‌ ‌that‌ ‌during‌ ‌the‌ ‌virtual meet and greet ‌you‌ ‌must‌ ‌refrain‌ ‌from:‌ ‌

  • recording‌ ‌any‌ ‌aspect‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Meet‌ ‌(including‌ ‌pictures,‌ ‌voices‌ ‌or‌ ‌video)‌ ‌using‌ internal‌ ‌or‌ ‌external‌ ‌recording‌ ‌devices;‌ ‌
  • taking‌ ‌photos‌ ‌or‌ ‌screenshots‌ ‌of‌ ‌anything‌ ‌other‌ ‌than‌ ‌when‌ ‌given‌ ‌explicit‌ ‌permission‌ ‌or‌ ‌direction‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌teacher‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌so‌ ‌(e.g.‌ ‌a‌ ‌visual‌ ‌used‌ ‌for‌ ‌instructional‌ ‌purposes‌ ‌that‌ ‌won’t‌ ‌be‌ ‌reposted‌ ‌later).‌ ‌
  • distributing/posting‌ ‌any‌ ‌recorded,‌ ‌copied‌ ‌or‌ ‌distributed‌ ‌materials‌ ‌in‌ ‌any‌ ‌way,‌ including‌ ‌to‌ ‌all‌ ‌social‌ ‌media‌ ‌platforms;‌ ‌and‌ editing‌ ‌or‌ ‌manipulating‌ ‌materials‌ ‌in‌ ‌any‌ ‌way.‌ ‌

Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌step-by-step‌ ‌instructions‌ ‌for‌ ‌logging‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌Google‌ ‌Meet‌‌ ‌from‌ ‌a‌ ‌computer‌ ‌or‌ ‌chromebook.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌using‌ ‌a‌ ‌mobile‌ ‌device,‌ ‌use‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌Google‌ ‌Meet‌ ‌guide‌ ‌for‌ ‌mobile‌ ‌devices‌.‌ ‌

You‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌using‌ ‌your‌ ‌child’s‌ ‌YRDSB‌ ‌Gapps‌ ‌login.‌ ‌ ‌

 ‌We‌ ‌hope‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌join‌ ‌us!‌ ‌

School Council Meeting 
A reminder that our Virtual School Council meeting will be taking place on Thursday, October 22nd.  Please refer to the email that was sent last week for more information about attending and our meeting.

World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2020 was World Mental Health Day. This is an annual international day of awareness regarding mental health issues around the world. This day provides an opportunity to mobilize efforts to support mental health and encourage conversations and action to increase mental health care globally.  All of us have mental health. YRDSB is committed to supporting the positive mental health and well-being of all students and staff. 

The United Parents (UP) Project
The United Parents (UP) Project is designed to support parents of Black children as they navigate the education system.  The UP Project includes capacity building workshops, supports for system navigation and a Black Parent Mentorship Program.  It is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunities Fund, Family Innovations Stream.  A poster and more information is available here.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-for-eradicating-poverty 

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  The theme for 2020 is “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”. The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensionality of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably intertwined, and that social justice cannot be fully realized without aggressively rectifying environmental injustices at the same time. 

2SLGBTQ+ History Month ‌
The month of October commemorates the impact that Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer, questioning, and individuals with related identities have had in our local communities, nationally and internationally. It is an opportunity to build awareness of the contributions the 2SLGBTQ+ community has made in Canada and abroad. The affirmation of sexual and gender diversity in our learning and working environments means that we recognize the diversity within our 2SLGBTQ+ communities and acknowledge the presence of Indigenous, racialized, disabled and other diverse identities among our students and staff. Likewise, knowledge about 2SLGBTQ+ history helps to address the systemic barriers that contribute to heterosexism and cissexism.

October 15 is Spirit Day. It is an annual day in October when millions of North Americans wear purple to show their support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and to take a stand against bullying. Wear PURPLE on Oct. 15th

October is Islamic Heritage Month

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We would like to remind all of our families that our goal is to work together to support the well-being of all our students. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working in partnership with our Parkview Community.

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